Sweden: PA corruption hinders aid

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde stated that “widespread corruption” in “Palestine” is “an obstacle” for Stockholm’s “ambitions to help with economic development.” By Erin Viner This, according to Radio Sweden…

Abbas critic dies in PA custody

By Erin Viner for TV7 Furor has erupted in the Palestinian Authority (PA), after the death of a known activist detained by President Mahmoud Abbas' security forces. Nizar al-Banat, 43,…

IDF sets Gaza terrorists ‘back by years’

Palestinian Islamists kept up cross-border rocket fire today, with no firm sign of any imminent ceasefire despite international calls to end Gaza’s conflict with Israel. The Hamas-controlled territory has indiscriminately…

Palestinians call off elections

As expected, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘postponed’ 22 May parliamentary elections amid internal divisions among his Fatah party and a dispute with Israel over voting by Arab residents in east…

Israel blamed for PA election delay

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is widely expected to imminently announce cancellation of the first elections in 15 years, amid infighting in his Fatah party and a dispute over voting in…

UAE halts funding to UNRWA

The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, which it suspended last year. According to statements…

PA to hold first elections in 15 years?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that parliamentary and presidential elections would be held later this year in a bid to heal long-standing divisions. The 85-year-old Fatah leader…